World News Posts

By ABC News

Nation
Jul 25, 2014 9:00pm

Watch: SWAT Team Rushes Plane to Arrest ‘Unruly’ Flier

New, gripping cell phone video released today by Canada’s CTV News shows an armed Canadian SWAT team rushing onboard a plane to arrest a passenger who had allegedly threatened the aircraft. “Heads down, hands up,” the military team screams as they enter the plane. Sunwing… Read More »

Nature and Environment
Jul 25, 2014 6:18pm

FAA Investigating Drone Incident at Seattle’s Space Needle

The Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News today that it is looking into reports that a drone recently hovered above the observation deck of Seattle’s famous Space Needle. While curious tourists waved, the mysterious flying object gave security quite a scare. Authorities said a man… Read More »

By ABC News

Companies Consumer Report
Jul 25, 2014 9:37am

Yes, That Lay’s Bag Has Fewer Chips, PepsiCo Says

    Morning Money Memo: ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: I knew my snack bag felt lighter! PepsiCo’s signature flavored potato chips are packing “an ounce or two” fewer pieces than the regular Lay’s chips, company CEO Hugh Johnston told The Associated Press. That might… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jul 25, 2014 9:17am

Report Raises Safety Questions on Popular Blood Thinner

By Suneel Kamath, MD A scientific study released Wednesday suggests the makers of the blood thinner Pradaxa may have held back information that may have prevented serious bleeding complications among some of the million or so Americans using it. Meanwhile, the maker of Pradaxa, German… Read More »

By ABC News

The Note
Jul 25, 2014 4:00am

World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals

ABC News’ Jennifer Hansler reports:  Tony D’Abrosca enlisted in the U.S. Army just months before graduating from high school at the height of World War II. He went on to serve almost three years in Japan and the Philippines in the Army’s 38th Infantry Division…. Read More »

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 7:29pm

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala: US Partly to Blame for Border Flood

Before they meet with President Obama tomorrow on the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are out making their positions known today. The two presidents come to the U.S. to address the flow of migrant children at the southern border, taking to Capitol… Read More »

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Nation
Jul 24, 2014 6:32pm

EF-1 Tornado Kills Couple, Injures Son at Virginia Campground

Police have identified a couple who were killed in their tent as a tornado ripped through a packed campground on the eastern shore of Virginia early today, injuring two dozen people. Ferocious winds twisted trailers and mangled trees as golf ball-sized hail rained on more than… Read More »

National Security
Jul 24, 2014 6:23pm

US Says Russian Military Has Fired Artillery Into Ukraine

Russian military forces have fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine targeting Ukrainian military positions and plans to send even more heavy multiple rocket launchers to Russian separatists, U.S. officials said for the first time today. A Pentagon official labeled the Russian activity as “a clear escalation”… Read More »

Nation
Jul 24, 2014 3:22pm

Baiting Bike Thieves – and Winning – in San Francisco

Police are hunting down thieves on the streets of San Francisco in a skyrocketing black market: stolen bicycles. “It’s a huge business,” Officer Matt Friedman, the head of the bike thief unit, said. “It’s this revolving door of bikes that get ripped off, end up… Read More »

Nation
Jul 24, 2014 2:22pm

6 Ways Parents Can Save Their Children From Deadly Hot Cars

WASHINGTON – Alert passersby in a Philadelphia parking lot may have saved a life this week when they noticed an infant trapped in the heat of a locked car. The Good Samaritans, seen on cellphone video, called first responders who rescued the child, and took… Read More »